Why ill-discipline could 'shorten' Latrell's career

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Latrell Mitchell's State of Origin manager Brad Fittler has warned the Souths superstar that helium could "end up shortening his career" if helium is incapable to enactment retired of occupation connected the field.

Mitchell has been successful the headlines this week aft being slapped with a six-match suspension for a monster deed connected ex-teammate Joey Manu that near Manu requiring surgery.

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The six-match suspension for the Manu deed follows a abstracted four-match prohibition helium served earlier successful the twelvemonth for a brace of incidents successful South Sydney's Round 6 clash against the Wests Tigers.

While cautioning Mitchell, Fittler stressed that the 24-year-old should not code down his aggression excessively much.

"It's the aggression that sometimes makes him truthful brilliant," Fittler told 2GB's Wide World of Sports Radio.

Roosters centre Joey Manu fires up astatine Rabbitohs fullback Latrell Mitchell aft the brutal hit. (NRL Imagery)

"I coached him successful State of Origin connected the biggest stage, and without Latrell being determination we're not the squad that we were.

"He was brilliant, whether it was bringing it retired of occupation oregon scoring tries, helium kicked a extremity from the sideline. He was outstanding and played aggressively.

"He got a tackle wrong, truly wrong, and a bloke is retired and paying the penalty, he's conscionable travel retired of an cognition and his cheekbone is going to beryllium okay.

"At the extremity of the day, that's up to Latrell if helium wants to bash thing astir it.

"The information is, he's got plentifulness of judiciary problems astatine the moment, truthful the 1 happening helium doesn't privation to bash is support having to reply to the judiciary due to the fact that it'll outgo his squad and that'll extremity up shortening his career."

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